Tiramisu Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Dietricha Durtschi


My husband's favorite dessert. This is something usually only served in fine restaurants. Now you can make it for your family. It is a treat made for royalty.(It seems like a lot of steps, but it works far better this way--it makes it lighter & creamier--and trust me, it is entirely worth it!)

★★★★★ 1 vote
1 Hr
5 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List


24 oz
mascarpone cheese, softened


10 large
egg yolks
3/4 c
cane sugar
4 Tbsp
marsala wine


1 1/3 c
heavy cream
1/4 c
cane sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract


1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
dark rum


1 c
heavy whipping cream
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
marsala wine
1/2 c
shaved chocolate curls for garnish


1 pkg
vanilla wafers cookies

How to Make Tiramisu


  • 1Beat Mascarpone Cheese until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • 2Make Egg Mixture: In a double boiler, combine egg yolks, 3/4 cup of sugar and the Marsala and whisk until blended. Place simmering water in the double boiler on medium high heat. Whisk until triples in volume (5-7 minutes.) Remove from heat, cover and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  • 3Make Whipped Cream Mixture: In another medium bowl, beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • 4Make Coffee Rum Mixture: Brew strong coffee, adding to it the Rum. Set aside.
  • 5Put it all together: (like making a lasagna)

    A) Gently fold Whipped Cream Mixture into Mascarpone.
    B) Gently fold Egg Mixture into Whipped Cream/Mascarpone.
    C) In a medium square pan, put down a thin layer of the Mascarpone Mixture.
    D) Dip the Vanilla Wafers in the Coffee/Rum mixture for 3 seconds, then pace on paper towel.
    E) Press the Vanilla Wafers in a single layer into the pan on top on the Mascarpone Mixture.
    F) Cover Wafers with 1/2 of the Mascarpone Mixture.
    G) Tap pan to release air bubbles.
    H) Lay another layer of Vanilla Wafers in pan.
    I) Spread remainder of Mascarpone Mixture on Wafers.
    J) Tap pan, cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  • 6Whip together Topping Mixture of cream, sugar, vanilla, and marsala until stiff peaks are formed. Top Tiramisu with this Whipped Cream and decorate with chocolate curls.

Printable Recipe Card

About Tiramisu

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian

Leave a Comment

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You To Get Baking

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You to Get Baking

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

While the concept of a sponge cake is simple (eggs, butter, sugar, and flour), the result is a very impressive dessert. The first sponge cake recipe appeared as early as...

18 Refreshing Lemon Recipes

18 Refreshing Lemon Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When life gives you lemons, make these delicious lemon recipes!

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...